Complex Infectious Disease
Lyme disease, its co-infections, and CIRS are complex infectious diseases that are seen in my office. Lyme disease does exist in Texas. Mold exposure is causing genetically susceptible patients to develop Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Many of these patients have Lyme disease as one of their many infections. The Horowitz questionnaire is used to help determine if a patient does have Lyme disease. Suspected CIRS patients need to complete a Cluster Analysis questionnaire which is provided in my clinic and a VCS, (visual contrast sensitivity) test which is available on-line free of charge.